our school Governors
Willesborough Infant and Junior school formally federated on the 15th of January 2019. On this date, a new Willesborough Schools Governing Body formed which takes responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of both schools.
Co Chair of Governors: Liesl York
Co Chair of Governors: Steve RippinVice Chair: Sam Whittingham
Executive Headteacher: Fran Rusbridge
Co-opted Governor: Nicola Roberts
Co-opted Governor: Lyn Greenfield
Co-opted Governor: Shipra Arora
Co-opted Governor: Steve Norman
Parent Governor: Ashley Skilton
Parent Governor: Monna Chowdhury
Local Authority Governor: Rev John MacKenzie
Staff Governor: Julie Larcombe
Associate Governor: Shelly King
Associate Governor: Kitty Healy
Associate Governor: Tom Head
Associate Governor: Andrea Beretta
Associate Governor: Felicity Rice
Clerk to the Governing Body: Kerry Percival-Smith
To view an expandable version of the Governor table please click here.
The role of the governing body is demanding but very rewarding. We work as a team and are there to offer support and advice, helping the school set high standards and targets for school improvement.
Our governing body is responsible for working with the school to provide strategic direction, to act as a “critical friend” and is committed to ensuring that Willesborough Infant School provides the best possible education for all our children. We work as a team and meet in full once a term. A great deal of work goes on between our meetings, supporting the work of the Headteacher and her staff who are responsible for leading and managing the school on a day-to-day basis.
'The Governor' Magazine
Our Chair of Governors, Liesl York wrote a piece for 'The Governor' magazine about our school's journey to obtaining the Governor Mark:
Governors meet with the children's school council to find out their views on school improvement priorities
During the year our Governors visit the School and carry out monitoring checks with a focus on many aspects of school life including:
- Curriculum provision
- Staff development
- Health & Safety
- Special events
We have initiated and led a collaborative Governor Recruitment project, working with a number of other schools across our Ashford collaborative.
Click on the link below to view our film, "What's Governance really about? Would you like to get involved?"